Re: [gardeners] harison's yellow rose

Dick Tripp (
Wed, 22 Jul 1998 14:54:24 -0700 (PDT)

Liz:  Another member of the Beales family "Amanda" has an excellent
book "Old-Fashioned Roses - Their care and Cultivation by Amanda Beales
ISBN 0-304-34118-5, Cassell Publishers.  She is a very bright young lady
who has her own hybridization program in the family business.  Book cost
about 10 pounds in UK; ~$16.   Well worth the money.   Dick

On Wed, 22 Jul 1998, Liz Albrook wrote:

> Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:
> > Thanks, Gayle, good idea to leave a few canes.  That rose was brought west
> > in covered wagons on the Oregon Trail.  Don't know whether they brought a
> > root or two or a start in a can.  But they survived and thrived.  Hope
> > yours continues to recover.  Best, Margaret
> Just for kicks I checked Peter Beale's _Classic Roses_ to see if he 
> had any specific instructions for harrison's yellow.  (He does a good 
> job of identifying species and hybrids that need pruning a little 
> differently than the average OGR.)  No special instructions so as 
> long as you leave a few canes your rose should be fine.  According to 
> Beale, hard pruning performed during the dormant season poses no 
> problem to species and "nearly species" roses.  
> I picked this book up several weeks ago at a Spokane bookstore and 
> heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in classic or old 
> garden roses.  There are about 600 color photos and an updated, 
> expanded text (verses the earlier edition).  Though there are some 
> features lacking from the text (hardiness information, emphasis on 
> grafted rather than own root roses, a lack of understanding of North 
> American climate) it's an insightful, interesting book from one of 
> the most respected rosarians of our time.  Beale treats roses as 
> shrubs, not as buds or flowers  That perspective is helpful to 
> folks like me who want to find the "perfect" rose for each spot in 
> the garden.  
> Liz